Health Promotion Practice
Power and Empowerment
By (author) Glenn Laverack
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Health Promotion Practice by Glenn Laverack
Book Description'This book, written from an international perspective and thus eminently readable by a wider audience, draws on the author's considerable experience and is amply supplied with a good range of illustrations from real-life practice! The logical structure and accessible style makes this a useful addition to the personal library of anyone who has an interest in "bottom-up" empowerment-based approaches to health promotion' - "RCN Research Headlines". 'The author draws on a wealth of personal experiences in the field, giving the book both readability and credibility. Good examples from different international contexts, illustrated in relevant case studies, let the reader relate theory to practice and bring the concepts to life. The author takes the central thrust of health promotion for the past few decades and unravels it for the reader in a clear, comprehensive way' - "Health Matters".In health promotion, the concept of power can be defined as the ability to create or resist change, and this is an important foundation for individual and community health. By enabling people to empower themselves, health promoters can provide the capacity for the individual or community to change their lives and their living conditions, and therefore their health. "Health Promotion Practice" explores the issue of how such an approach to health promotion practice can improve a community's success towards achieving healthier conditions through its own actions. Placing empowerment at the heart of health promotion practice, and offering advice for health promoters who accept the challenge to work in such a way, "Health Promotion Practice" defines key concepts of health, health promotion and community empowerment.It also: introduces readers to a 'social' model of health promotion practice, one that attempts to get at the underlying social determinants of disease; helps readers understand the importance of power relations and their transformation in this practice; and, introduces readers to a new 'community capacity-building' approach to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programmes. "Health Promotion Practice" is an invaluable resource to students and practitioners of health promotion who want to help empower the communities that they work with.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761941804
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Glenn Laverack
Public Health, Paperback (November 2015)
The third edition of this highly-regarded text has been revised and updated throughout. It introduces readers to the importance of the concepts of power and empowerment; provides a methodology to plan, implement and evaluate public health programmes; and investigates the implications of empowerment on public health practice.
A-Z of Public Health, Paperback (December 2014)
This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the many definitions, theories and approaches in public health. It is an important book for students and practitioners who are interested in public health, and for those who are keen to improve it.
A-Z of Health Promotion, Paperback (November 2013)
This book provides a unique and invaluable companion to students and practitioners of health promotion. It conveniently lays out the many terms, definitions and concepts used in health promotion , making it a definitive source of reference.
Health Activism, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by Glenn Laverack
The first book to be published on a topic which is rising on the agenda in health studies and public health. The book will be recommended reading for those studying and working in public health and health promotion.
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Author Biography - Glenn Laverack
Glenn Laverack is seen as a world leader in health promotion and empowerment and has a distinguished career in public health for more than 25 years working in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and the Pacific regions. He formerly worked as the Coordinator (Empowerment) at the WHO in Geneva and at the Southgate Institute, Flinders University. Dr Laverack is presently working as a freelance adviser based in the UK and has a wide range of publications regarding empowerment in international settings including books in English, Russian and German. His range of professional experience in many cross-cultural settings helps to provide a broad insight into empowerment both at the theoretical and practice levels and to find solutions to the causes of social injustice and health inequalities.
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